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Installing Win2K on XP

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Grymblayd

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#1
Presently I have XP installed and wish to have Win2kadvserver
installed as well. The thing is I need to "delete" XP and install
Win2k first. I already have everything backed-up and need to know what you think is the best way to go about doing this.
For one thing, how do you boot to a command prompt?
Thanks in advance .
 
#2
I believe 2k can whipe the disk inside the installation program just as XP can.
If you want to boot into the command prompt you'll need a bootdisk or boot into the Recovery Console using the XP CD.
 
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Grymblayd

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#3
Thanks for the reply .....insofar as the wipe...
when I tried to install win2k directly it stated that it found a newer version of windows and would not continue the installation process...once I get to the command prompt I'll just dig into i386 and I'll be set.
 
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Grymblayd

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I tried that prior to posting, I also just made a boot disk and when I tried to change directories it said invalid for c:, d:, e: etc.
Stuff like that gets really annoying, I am going for my MCSE and really want to get this going ....if I can't even do this I'm going back to kindergarten. "anybody want this clay pencil holder I made?"
 
#6
If you use a bootdisk you will boot into MS-DOS. MS-DOS cannot read NTFS partitions and therefore you cannot see c: d: and e: since they are NTFS partitions. If you put fdisk on the boot disk you should be able to at least remove and remake the partitions.
 
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Grymblayd

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#7
Believe it or not I thought that was the case, that's why I have Partitions of Fat, Fat32 And NTFS on my External Hardrive.
You have been a great help and I thank you.
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
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#8
Originally posted by Grymblayd
Believe it or not I thought that was the case, that's why I have Partitions of Fat, Fat32 And NTFS on my External Hardrive.
You have been a great help and I thank you.
just wanted to throw this in... good luck with your MCSE m8 :)
 

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